The radar shows where other vessels are and defines the coastline and harbor entrances making it the perfect tool for collision avoidance and safe navigation in fog and darkness.
This course will teach you what a Radar is, how to set-up your radar, adjust the picture, interpret the contacts, and how to use the information from what is perhaps the most important navigation tool you will ever use. Other topics include definition of terms, navigation by range and bearing, use of VRM and EBL in navigation as well as collision avoidance, and how to apply the Rules of the Road. How to interpret land masses seen on the radar and rules of thumb on what can and cannot be seen (resolving power) will also be covered. The TRANSAS Radar Simulator will be used in class for demonstrations and practice drills. 3 weeks. Min 4 – Max 10.
Text & Materials: Instructor handout.